Core Module Information
Module title: TV Scripted Production

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD09157
Module leader: Kirsten MacLeod
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

On this module you will further develop your understanding of contemporary television production in scripted formats. You will research and analyse the different approaches and styles of filming for location and/or studio based scripted production. Working in groups you will investigate, identify and practise the production techniques that are used in these programmes.

Content in this module will be practice and workshop-led and will require you to collaborate together to devise, research and produce a completed piece of work. An enhanced level of production content and quality will be expected with a clear progression from TV Non-scripted Production and TV Scriptwriting; and this will involve higher competencies, skills and professional rigour. Each group will allocate specific roles and responsibilities to each individual member of the team. You will therefore be producing a Role Production Portfolio which will detail your role in the production and include all the relevant paperwork associated with that role in the project: i.e. research; treatments, scripts, camera scripts, design drawings, risk assessments, schedules and call sheets, music clearances etc.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply knowledge and understanding of the genres and formats of scripted production in contemporary television and of the diverse approaches across a range of different channels and new media.
LO2: Formulate and document a plan of production relevant to your specialist role within the team that will demonstrate your research skills in content development and role production management.
LO3: Contribute effectively in a specialist role, making effective use of enhanced technical & production skills as part of a team to execute the production of a short form programme.
LO4: Critically reflect on your contribution to the production process, situating it within the context of global broadcasting and creative industries.
LO5: Critically evaluate scripted production, demonstrating informed, concise and articulate writing skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kirsten MacLeod
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching and learning will take place through lectures, practical workshops, and seminars for the whole class on one day per week (LOs 1,2,3,4,5). Lectures and seminars will be delivered to the whole class. There will be workshops and masterclasses to develop and extend your technical skills (LO 3). You will be expected to collaborate successfully with fellow students and contribute to the joint development of the group’s work as well as to your individual learning (LO 1, 2,3, 4). Research, writing and analytical skills will be developed through the written work; and you will be encouraged to write and reflect regularly, throughout the course of this module (LO 1,2, 4, 5).

Formative Assessment:
You will work collectively during workshops and tutorials and engage in group activities that will be assessed formatively with feedback throughout the module. Tasks that will be formatively assessed include a 30 second advert/promo film/teaser/ a slightly longer development scene that explores the style of the final film you and your group wish to make. You will be introduced to some of the relevant paperwork e.g., risk assessments through this exercise. You will receive feedback that will support your summative assessments and your progress across the module. There will be a peer review critique of class productions on completion.

Summative Assessment:
There are three summative assessments in this module.
Assessment 1: (60%) Finished Film (LOs 1,2,3) where you undertake pre-production, production, post-production and delivery processes in order to submit a completed film. You will be assessed on the role you undertake during the project and on your ability to participate as a member of a team.

Assessment 2: (20%) Production Role Portfolio
Your production role portfolio is to accompany your film and needs to consist of all the paperwork you have produced in your specialist role during pre-production, production and post-production. (LO1,2,3)

Assessment 3: (20%) Reflexive essay written in the first person (LOs 1,2,4,5) where you bring theory and practice together, reflecting on your specialist role and your learning journey during the module in 2000 words.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 24
Face To Face Lecture 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 60 1,2,3 13 HOURS= 00.05
Project - Practical 20 1,2,3 13 HOURS= 00.10, WORDS= 0
Reflective Log 20 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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